Seeds for the Future Program's First Global Tech4Good Competition
Huawei's flagship CSR program Seeds for the Future aims to share ICT knowledge with young students by showing them how ICT is applied and how the ICT industry works. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have moved the Seeds for the Future program online. In 2021, we held new events and introduced new activities, attracting more than 3,600 students from 118 countries. More than 1,300 stakeholders, including international organization representatives, local government officials, professors, and scholars, supported the program and attended related activities last year.
In 2021, we also hosted our first Global Tech4Good Competition. The competition aims to raise students' awareness of challenges to local sustainable development, encourage students to use the ICT skills they learn to explore solutions that are both technically and commercially viable, and help students turn their dreams into reality. The competition attracted students from over 50 countries and more than 30,000 people watched the championship round. The team from Thailand got the first place. They developed a faster emergency treatment solution that can handle difficult road conditions. This team used 5G, AI, and cloud to design an optimal delivery route and real-time interaction solution. By reducing delays on the road, emergency patients can get to hospitals faster, increasing their likelihood of survival. The second and third place prizes were awarded to the Vietnamese team's sign language translator app and the Libyan team's solution for premature babies, respectively. The Audience Award went to the Brazilian team's easy water supply solution.
Students from winning teams received two months of tutoring to encourage them to chase their dreams and create a better future with their love and respect for life, the earth, and nature.
Participants in the Seeds for the Future program attending online training
The team from Thailand that won first Global Tech4Good Competition